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Quagmire

Noun A position or situation which is unpleasant or hazardous

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Sordid

Adjective corrupt, foul, repulsive, dirty

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Salient

Adjective prominent among a number of objects

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Proclivity

Noun an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.

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Insidious

Adjective To have many plots.

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Dictum

Noun A formal pronouncement from an authoritative source

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Capricious

Adjective Characterized by play of wit or fancy; humorous, fantastic, conceited

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Pious

Adjective Devoutly religious

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Lithesome

Adjective pliant, supple, agile

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Desiccated

Adjective deprived or free of moisture; dried

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Ratiocination

Noun The action or process of reasoning

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Detritus

Noun worn away or down by detrition, decomposition

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Modicum

Noun a moderate or limited amount

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Tacit

Adjective unspoken, unvoiced, silent, emitting no sound; but implied

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Involute

Adjective involved or intricate.

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Sable

Adjective

of the color black: dark, gloomy.

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Frivolity

Noun lack of seriousness; lightheartedness.

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Unostentatious

Adjective not characterized by vulgar or pretentious display

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Chagrin

Noun Distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated.

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